Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination window are due March 2, 2018.

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CDR's New Interdisciplinary Certification in Obesity and Weight Management

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management credential. The credential will not only raise the standards in evidence-based practice benefiting clients and supporting CDR's mission of protecting the public, but it also emphasizes the importance of the healthcare team.

Board Certification is granted in recognition of an applicant's documented practice experience and successful completion of an examination in the specialty area.

Applying for the examination?

First, you should familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements and other exam information below.

When you're ready to apply, we'll need to know how to best direct your application;

Which credential do you hold?


General Candidate Information

Examination Dates and Fee Schedule
Eligibility Requirements
Anticipated Test Center Locations
Candidate Handbook
Confidentiality Statement
Examination Pass/Fail Statistics

Exam Study Resources

Obesity and Weight Management Content Outline
Obesity and Weight Management Reference List
Obesity and Weight Management Practitioner Definition

Current CDR Specialist Information

Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management List by State
CDR Specialty Online Directory

Recertification Requirements
Guidelines for Credential Placement
On-Line Credential Verification
Background Information
Frequently Asked Questions

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CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate among candidates on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.